Lanes & Cumbria Region ........Chris Palmer. On Sunday 16th February we held our first local Regional meeting with an excellent attendance of 70% of the membership ... sounds better than 5 Cappuccino cars ! but this is a relatively small Region at the moment. The meeting was held at the Hampson House Hotel in Lancaster where we enjoyed a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. So much so that we all agreed to meet up here again on a regular basis. We will meet on the first Sunday of every month at approx 12.00 noon so if anyone is interested, you are certainly welcome. Please telephone me for detailed directions if you plan to pay us a visit. Our informal meeting was both constructive and, at times, very enlightening as to the direction which people wished to go in as a Region and I am sure that we will be developing those ideas over the coming summer months. My special thanks for this meeting go out to John and Linda for the welcome after-lunch Cappuccino's ... the coffee version !
North East of England & Scotland Region ... Joanne Liddle and Charles Bellwood. As Charles and I cover from Cleveland up to the Highlands of Scotland, I thought that somewhere on the England/Scotland border might be convenient for our first meeting which we planned to have in April. We have written to all six of our "local!" members but as you can imagine it is difficult to justify travelling such long distances to meet up with a handful of owners for a few hours. Hopefully as we recruit more members in the North East and Scotland we will be able to develop the Region more fruitfully. In the meanwhile, we are keeping in touch with our Cappuccino colleagues in the "Wider Northern Region" and plan to meet up with Lynda (Edmunton) Stuart (Falshaw) and Chris (Palmer) during the summer months. We will certainly be encouraging our own members to support Lynda's "Blackpool week-end" in the Autumn ... should be illuminating !